Coffeepot

Coffeepot

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Description
Circular, scalloped-body coffeepot engraved "AB" in script with a tall incurved neck, flat shoulder and double belly on a domed, circular pedestal base. Round-top, hinged lid has an ivory rosette knop with acorn finial. S-curve wood handle with crescent thumbrest is pinned into a spiral-scroll upper socket and cylindrical lower socket. S-curve spout has elongated D-shaped lip, faceted face and round belly. Body perforated at spout. Underside struck "6" for number of cups it holds. From a coffee- and teapot pair, DL*300417-300418.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffeepot
date made
1820 - 1840
place made
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
Britannia (overall material)
ivory (knop material)
pewter (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 24.765 cm x 28.8925 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
DL.300418
catalog number
300418
accession number
61510
Credit Line
Gift of Charlotte Ellis Danforth in memory of J. Lewis Ellis and Olive M. Ellis
subject
Beverages
Coffee Drinking
Women
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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